Man, summer is the best. Lazy mornings, late evenings, no schedule, last minute plans…..I love it all. I mean, yeah, there’s more messes, more arguing (ahem, my kids), and yes more whining about needing something to do……but I still love it (for now at least, ha!)! In fact, I have created a summer checklist for Ellie (10), Connor (8), and Chloe (6) that they must check off every day in order to have screen time or if we have somewhere extra fun planned to go, etc. So they have been staying pretty busy, trying to check those items off their lists. Success!
However, I also try to provide some sort of project/activity for them to do (where I need to be helping…and not just give them the supplies to try and tackle), several times a week.
Our latest project also fit right in line with my latest Michaels Maker challenge, which is a Pool-rific theme! So anything pool party related! And while we didn’t throw a pool party with friends….we had our own little outside water party, which included this Squirt Gun Watercolor Painting project.